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New Bobbie Brown Interview Is a Must Read

A cool website called Legendary Rock Interviews just spoke with Bobbie Brown. You know, the "Cherry Pie" girl. During the interview, Bobbie has a lot of great information on Warrant and Jani Lane in general. Some of the interview is funny and some of it is just downright sad.

Here's an excerpt. Bobbie is talking about Jani's ability as a songwriter:

"He was extremely creative. I just thought he was such an amazing songwriter and it was amazing to watch him create, just sitting there with an acoustic and writing those sweet songs. The only thing we disagreed on was that he was so focused on the attention of the hard rock community and being in Warrant and being this hard rocker but I just thought he didn’t need to force that when he had this amazing, vulnerable side to him and he was this prolific ballad writer. I would always say to him 'Dude, you are so amazing at this that you could just be like Bryan Adams and write a number one hit every few years and have your houses and your cars and be done' because bands just don’t have the same opportunities that songwriters do. Bands and their popularity can come and go with trends and fads. Warrant’s style and vibe just wasn’t going to be accepted or evolve with the changes in new music or whatever, it just wasn’t built that way. I used to tell him that 'You guys need to be like KISS or Motley and go away for a while and then come back.' If they did that they could stay true to what it is they do rather than try to adapt and force yourselves on people trying to be current. That was really hard for him to hear or accept..."

"I remember saying to him while they were working on the Dog Eat Dog record, 'Babe... this is the bottom line, the band will be popular and survive if you write those songs they can relate to, dance to or sing along to or if it’s anthemish' to the point where they just can’t get it out of their head. Even if you hate that, it’s the cold, hard truth. People don’t want a really deep song from Warrant about child molestation.' To which he would invariably tell me once again 'You don’t know anything about music' and I’d be like 'Ok, Jani but I know something about people and I’m just telling you.' I mean, it’s been well documented that it bugged him a little bit to be known so much for “Cherry Pie” because he was capable of so much more musically or lyrically."

The interview also mentions when Bobbie worked with Hurricane, Great White and dated Matthew Nelson. This is great Glam people!

Check out the full interview at Legendary Rock Interviews (then come back here so we can chat about it!)

Reader Comments (8)

Great article. It's pretty much a textbook case of how alcohol/drug addiction can screw up someone's life.

I don't blame the other guys in Warrant one bit for not suddenly being remorseful & supportive after Jani died. Those guys completely depended on him for their livelihood, and Jani royally screwed it up many times... it would be very hard for anyone to just up and forgive someone after many years of frustration like that.
December 21, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterbryon
So sad, some of the details about Jani. I will always be a fan, one of my greatest memories was finally meeting him at Rocklahoma 2008.
December 21, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterreptileblvd
Just finished reading that interview before I came here. Prety good,quite revealing read folks.Check it out, like Ally sez...
December 21, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterGary
Just finished reading that interview before I came here. Prety good,quite revealing read folks.Check it out, like Ally sez...
December 21, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterGary
Great interview, very enjoyable.
December 21, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterChristian
I'm just glad he didn't follow her advice to become the next Bryan Adams.

That would be a fate almost worse than death!

Note, I said ALMOST.
December 22, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMetalboy!
After just reading the ENTIRE interview, something I recommend for all the scanners out there I have to disagree with you, Bryon.

Some fools are worth suffering gladly. These bloodsuckers who call themselves Warrant (Hey, at least these clowns came up with the name) needed to show some class.

Once a guy is dead, all bets are off. Even the mob guys who are busy plotting each others deaths during practically every waking minute of their lives show up for each others funerals.

Like I said, it's called class!

And it may be the only thing that keeps me from throwin' somethin' other than Metal Horns at these jerks if and/or when I see 'em point blank at M3!

Like I said
December 22, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMetalboy!
Strike the last "Like I said". I guess I've said enuff.
December 22, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMetalboy!

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